I feel like the understudy who has patiently waited and when she is finally given the nod, she jubilantly runs to the stage, trips and knocks herself out!
All my Kentuckian journaler pals are well aware of the series of violent thunderstorms that have hammered Kentucky the past several days. Joe was blissfully unaware, on the computer, "Lalalalala, life is wonderful, look at all the great motorcycles!" When suddenly the computer was zapped, apparently through the telephone line.
Woe is me! It is to Best Buys I go this afternoon to see if I can get someone to wait on me so I can purchase a replacement! This is a blessing in disguise, since my crippled Dell did not have a CD burner, audio ...any of that cool stuff!
I was notified that I have been chosen this week to be one of the five Editors Pics! Yea! I am thrilled. I am totally blown away.
I have to admit that recently I have been thinking about the DISPLACEMENT theory. That I have spent so much time reading and writing in AOL Journal land that a lot of my usual activities have been neglected. I do not run anymore (no time). I walked out to the back yard and was astonished to see the remnants of the vegetable garden I planted in late April (Did you all know that broccoli will sprout flowers?). A usually voracious reader, I have only read about 10 books so far this year! Joe has pointed out that I seem to have turned lazy on him! Fact is, I don't have time to cook and clean! I was thinking of putting Alphawoman to bed for awhile.....I guess it is not going to happen now!
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge several people who have touched my life through AOL Journals.
I never learned to hyperlink, and God know its impossible on the computer at the University of Kentucky library! Most of the journals are in my favorite's.
My first friend In AOl, Lisa, Coming to terms with Middle Age. We muddled through adding pictures together. Her journal is terrific, well thought out and articulate.
My second AOL friend, Michael, A Spiritual Journey...well, you just have to go there. In my humble opinion, the best journal in AOL land.
A big thank you to the Blogfather, John Scazli for highlighting my journal several times over the months making me believe that I could write.
And one apology. I had a journal that I used to experiment and teach myself things. No one ever read it, or so I though. I hurt someone with my opinions and pompous attitude and I would like to apologize. I should understand that no one knows anything about anyone unless you climb inside their skin and walk around for awhile.
Thank you AOL, you have made my day!
Stay tuned...don't turn the dial, I promise more Ireland stories since the theme is Travel!